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Johann Christian Daniel Harborth

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  • Name  Johann Christian Daniel Harborth 
    Born  11 Apr 1809  Hammenstedt, Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  14 Apr 1809  Hammenstedt, Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  14 Aug 1879  Ellice Township, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  St John's Lutheran, Seebach's Hill Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID  I018  herborth
    Last Modified  20 Jul 2015 

    Father  Johann Heinrich Ernst Harborth,   b. 7 Sep 1778, Hammenstedt, Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1827, Hammenstedt, Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Johanne Maria Dorothee Elisabeth Schmid,   b. 18 Sep 1784, Hammenstedt, Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1840, Hammenstedt, Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Jan 1805  Hammenstedt, Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F549  Group Sheet

    Family  Henriette Louise Amalia Meinecke,   b. 2 Nov 1808, Hammenstedt, Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1895, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 May 1835  Hammenstedt, Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Christine Wilhemine Amalia Herborth,   b. 25 Sep 1836, Hammenstedt, Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1881, Logan Township, Perth County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. August Friedrich Daniel Herborth,   b. 16 Sep 1838, Hammenstedt, Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Christian Friedrich Daniel Herborth,   b. 14 Oct 1840, Hammenstedt, Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1920
     4. Justine Amalia Herborth,   b. 23 Feb 1843, Hammenstedt, Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1933, Marble Rock, Floyd Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Christlieb Herborth,   b. 25 Dec 1851, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1937, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  6 Aug 2011 
    Family ID  F015  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Apr 1809 - Hammenstedt, Hanover, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 14 Apr 1809 - Hammenstedt, Hanover, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 May 1835 - Hammenstedt, Hanover, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Aug 1879 - Ellice Township, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St John's Lutheran, Seebach's Hill Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Ellice Township: 1879 Historical Atlas of Perth County
    Ellice Township: 1879 Historical Atlas of Perth County
    Ellice Township: 1879 Historical Atlas of Perth County
    Original Land Deed: Lot 32, Conc 3
    Original Land Deed: Lot 32, Conc 3
    The original land deed issued from the Canada Company 1854.

    Headstones



  • Notes 
    • Listed as a soldier in marriage register

    • 70 Hammenstedters Emigrated - by Wilhelm Zimmerman as published in "The Northeimer Heimatblatter" in January 1961.

      The years 1847, 1848 and 1854 were years of travel for many Hammenstedters. At that time 69 inhabitants of the small village left their home and emigrated to America. What induced these ment to turn their backs on their home? Did they hope to find their luck in the new World? Was it the longing to work some land? This last question seems to have been the desire of our immigrants. In most cases it was about simple day laborers, who at the time had inadequate livelihood at home and who hoped for and found property on the other side of the ocean. In 1847 there were 19 families in 1848 one adn in 1854 the last family immigrated to Canada. The 21 families dispersed this way: One of each family Grobkopf, Hungerland and Kahle; than the Dempewolf and the four families of Harborth, Knoke, Rode and Ronnenberg. The goal was upper Canada. The emigrants were very welcome here in the middle of the last century; becausehuge expanses of land awaited cultivating and they viewed especially well the diligent and hardworking Germans. It should also be stressed that today the families of Grosskopf, Knoke and Ronnenberg are not found in Hammenstedt anymore while the names of Dempewolf, Harborth, Hungerland, Kahle and Rode have maintained to the present time. Years ago the contributer received a newspaper clipping from a Canadian newspaper from a person named Knoke. This Knoke is a relative of the Wilhelmine Knoke about which the article reports. It is written in the English language. It is written about the death of a woman of Hammenstedt. The inscription reads "Gone to Rest". On April 21 (unfortunately the year is missing) Fr. Wilhelmine Hillemann was called to her heavnly home after a sickness that lasted only 5 days. The reason for her death was old age. W. Knoke was born on Jan 9, 18 (according to Church records 1826:see below) in Hammenstedt Hannover Kingdom. She landed in Canada with her parents in 1846. On June 23 1852 she married Mr. W.H. Hillemann in Canada. To this union 8 children were born, 3 sons and 5 daughters. The oldest daughter born in Canada the rest of the children in Winnishiek Co. near Locust. In 1854 they traveled to Iowa. They arrived in Lansing but at that time there were still no Pullman Cars or automobiles so that they had to follow Indian paths from Lansing to Locust where they farmed until 1894. They then retired and moved to Decorah, where they have lived ever since. Mr. and Mrs Hillemann belonged t the first settlers of Winnishiek Co. and the nearest markets were Lansing and LaCrosse Wisconsin, to which they had to drive their products by oxen. Her husband and two sons preceed her in death. The remaining children were with her when she drew her last breath on her bed, leaving a son W. Hillemann in Burr Oak and 5 daughters and Henry Knoke of Decorah plus other friends and relatives. The funeral was held in the funeral home on Sunday April 22 at 2 o'clock by Pastor Willel, she rests in peace.

      Note: excerpt from the church book: 1826. On Jan 9 Johanne Justine Harborth wife of Heinrich Friedrick Knoke gave birth to a daughter, who was baptized on January 29 and named Carline Wilhelmine Elizabeth. She emigrated to upper Canada in May 1847, with her father and 4 siblings and 32 other Hammenstedters. Her mother had already died in 1845; her husband was a day laborer.

    • Daniel Herborth (Herbert), leased Con. 3 Lot 32 in 1847; the original leasee was George Ash. He then purchased the lot in 1854. It was then owned by Christel (Christlieb) Herborth in 1872, Norman Herborth in 1917, Franklin & Gordon A. Herborth in 1937, Gordon A. Herborth in 1947, and in 1966 was sold to Hillock Farms Ltd. (Gordon Herborth & Sons).

      Excerpt from "Echoes of Ellice; Ellice Township 1827-1987):

      "Daniel and Amelia (Meinecke) Herborth had five children. The first four were born in Hammenstedt, Hanover, Germany: Wilhelmine, born 1835 (married William Bode, lived in Logan Township); August born 1840 (later married Annie Reeves); Christian, born 1841 (later married Amelia Hennick); and Amelia (married George Barth, went to Iowa). August and Christian took up land in Logan Township and later changed the spelling of their name to Herbert.

      The Herborth's came to Canada in 1847, and they had another child in this country Christlieb (Christel) born Christmas Day 1851 (married Sophia Maria Frier, took over this farm and Lot 31, Concession 4).

      Daniel was listed as a day labourer when he came to Canada, but he had previously been in the army in Germany. It was probably then that he learned something about the medical profession. Here in Canada he was sometimes called upon to render such service. One story has it that, when an Irishman from Kinkora came here to have a tooth pulled, Daniel gave him a swig of whisky and told him to hold it in his mouth while the extraction took place. However, in a few seconds the man said that it had slipped and he had swallowed it. So Daniel gave him another swig, only to have the same thing happen again. This happened four or five times, until the man was ready to have his tooth pulled.

      The first house on this farm was a single-storey log residence built by George Esch, probably in 1842. That house and a log barn were near the east side of the farm, and around them an orchard was planted. The second house, a 1 1/2-storey frame house, was built in about 1875. It was closer to the road and farther west than the log house. It is said the frame house was burned in the late 1890's, and the present red-brick house was then built by Christel Herborth to replace it. After the frame house was built, Daniel and Amelia lived in the log house. Daniel died in 1876, Amelia in 1895. The large bank barn, west of the log house and north of the frame house, was here until 1990.

      Christlieb and Sophia had four children: Catherine, 1881-1886 (died of diphtheria); Frank, 1884-1950 (married Emma Schellenberger, lived on Lot 31, Con. 2); Eleanora, 1887-1954 (married William Eisler, lived in Logan Township); and Norman, 1891-1937 (married Irene Rock of Brodhage, lived on this farm). Norman died in January 1937; his father Christel died in Dec. of the same year.

      The Herborth's were better-than-average farmers. They had good crops and the best of livestock, accommodated in painted barns with immaculate barnyards. In 1917, Norman and Irene took over this farm. They had no children. Norman was one of the first farmers to use chemical fertilizer. Because his crops were usually better than his neighbours', others soon followed his example. After Norman's death, in 1937, ownership of the farm went to his brother Frank and Frank's son Gordon. They farmed it, along with their property on Lot 31, Con. 2. After Gordon married in 1939, Frank and his wife Emma lived in the house here. When Frank died in 1950, Emma moved to Stratford. In 1947, title of this farm went to Gordon Herborth and in 1966 to Hillock Farms Ltd., of which Gordon and his sons were the principals. The Herborth's severed the red-brick house and an acre from this property in 1965. Hans and Angelica Diemand bought this farm in 1973 and, with their sons, they operated it until 1977."